Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Youth Ministry

I'm still in the thick of it in youth ministry, as it seems that my first book, Postmodern Youth Ministry has a long tail. And, I must say, I really do continue to enjoy it. Church youth ministry workers tend to be among the most open-minded, and methodologically progressive persons in the church. In fact, that's what often gets them into trouble.

So, thanks to my recent hosts at the Center for Youth Ministry Training in Nashville and Mid-America Nazarene University in Kansas City.


Blogger Matt Martinson said...

Thanks for the compliment! And you are definitley right about the trouble part.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that's me! Open minded and methodologically progressive having been a youth ministry worker. Young people guided my thoughts and challenged me in these progressive thoughts. Now, the emergent movement is getting into my open mindedness and forming a new walk in the Way.
Thanks for all you do Tony.
Peace in Christ,

1:10 PM  
Blogger :::: Travis Keller :::: said...

if you had a good time at mid-america, then the nazarenes in mount vernon, oh (thought i'm not one) can show you a good time. could we try to get together for some dialogue with some students from mount vernon naz. u. anytime?

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for being there Tony. I enjoyed meeting you and listening to your thoughts worked out in the different arena's throughout the weekend. And as far as your tail, POSTMODERN Youth Ministry book was a text of mine at Azusa Pacific when it came out.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youth ministry is awesome!

Several years ago, I led the youth ministry major at Valley Forge Christian College (outside Philly) - Postmodern Youth Ministry had just come out back then, and was by far the favorite text we used.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tony,
I have nothing
profound to say. I am commenting because I had NO idea that you wrote Postmodern Youth Ministry
until just now. I read the book while I was in
youth ministry (as a youth). I was at a VERY
conservative church in which progressive leaders
seemed to slip into every now and then. My mentor at
the time noticed the pattern in my
questions and gave me your book to read. It was a
starting point for me in this process of loosing faith
and finding it again and again. So the point is that i
think it's a great book and I'm glad you wrote it. It
does help to keep writing and blogging- even when you
don't know for sure if anyone is listening. We are.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Oldyuthguy said...

I told you we Nazbos were a great bunch. Glad Mark and MANU was a great host for you, and can't wait to have you back January of 09 if that still works. Missed being there, teaching got in the way. See you soon.

7:25 AM  

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